Former UFC Lightweight title contender Dustin Poirier has been out of action since his loss to Charles Oliveira. However, he recently caught the headlines after calling out his former training partner Colby Covington.
.@ColbyCovMMA July 30th i accept
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) May 14, 2022
It is worth noting that Covington had called out ‘Diamond’ on multiple occasions but to no avail. Poirier had earlier made it known that he doesn’t want ‘Chaos’ to profit from their fight and it was because of this only that he refused to fight him earlier.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Dustin Poirier opened up on the same. He suggested that his tweet wasn’t a callout and that the UFC had offered him to fight Colby Covington. Poirier revealed that he’s accepting the Covington fight only because he wants to get back to the octagon as soon as possible. He said:
“That’s not a call out at him, I am not going out of my way. I don’t want to fight the guy, I don’t want him profiting anything off of me but if they’re not gonna give me a fight until the end of the year and this is what you’re giving me, I gotta do what I gotta do.”
Will Dustin Poirier ever fight Conor McGregor again?
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have produced one of the best rivalries the UFC has ever seen. Even after fighting each other three times, it looks like they have unfinished business. Their first fight happened back in 2014 when the Irishman came out on top and secured a TKO victory. They met again in January 2021 and in their second fight, ‘Diamond’ made amends from his first fight and secured a TKO victory himself.
#OnThisDay last year! We were in Abu Dhabi for the Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor rematch!
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 24, 2022
With the scores tied at 1-1, a trilogy was destined and it happened just months after in July 2021. However, the bout ended in a rather distasteful manner as Conor McGregor broke his leg. Since then, Dustin Poirier has been adamant about not wanting to fight McGregor again. On the flip side, ‘The Notorious One’ feels like there is unfinished business and wants to avenge his two straight losses to ‘Diamond’.
So, it is safe to say that the fourth fight between the two isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. Conor McGregor will need to get a couple of wins in order to lure Dustin Poirier for a fourth meeting inside the octagon.